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Advertising, spamming, and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, picture comments, and private message systems to spam other members. Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
Members will not have multiple accounts without express consent. Additionally anyone attempting to use multiple accounts to get around temporary bans will be IP blocked.
The title of the thread should reflect the content of the thread and be started in the appropriate forum. Do not use a non-descriptive title to draw attention to your thread. Responses should also reflect the content of the thread. Improperly titled or placed posts may be moved or deleted. We also reserve the right to remove posts which contain clearly incorrect information.
Refrain from multiple threads on the same article or the same direct subject. Additionally refrain for posting the same material/post in multiple threads. This helps keep threads unique.
Posters must exercise good judgment when posting or responding to posts about controversial or sensitive issues. If you feel strongly about a topic, feel free to post about that subject, but do so in a reasonable, constructive, and non-hostile manner. If you can't exercise some restraint, then this isn't the place for you!
While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Continued stalking/baiting also will not be tolerated. Our decision is final in these matters.
Swearing is not completely banned, just do not swear excessively. Inflammatory swearing/language will not be allowed.
Publicly calling out any Mods/Administrator not allowed. It is fair to ask questions/clarification regarding an issue on our boards, but Mods will not go into deep detail of events around any moderation. If you have any concerns regarding one of the Mods and/or a Moderation that has occurred please bring them up in a PM to one or all of the Mods or the board Administrator.
Please refrain from posting images larger than 800x600. This is considerate to members with slow internet speeds, and keeps the forum looking tidy.
Please do not post inappropriate material. The policy rule of thumb is if you would not feel comfortable viewing it at work, or in front of children or parents, don't post it! Absolutely no nudity! Pictures of minor children will generally not be allowed.
While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
We reserve the right to ban any member if we deem that member to be harmful to these boards.
This policy is subject to refinement and revision, as needed.
What happens if I break a rule?
1st incident, minor offense:
Corrected, A PM may or may not be sent, no further action taken.
1st incident, major offense:
A warning will be issued, this is a mark against your name letting us know you have broken a rule.
Another warning as well as informing you that a ban will be issued if the behavior is continued.
You will receive a temporary ban, the length of which will depend on the severity of the incident.
Continued violation, blatant disregard of rules or Moderators, and offenses including but not limited to direct threats toward other members can result in instant and/or permanent bans with or without warning.
If you have a problem or a complaint, direct it to the administrators and/or moderators in a PM, not to the boards. The appropriate actions will be taken.